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Heraldry had its origin in the decorative shields used in Western Europe in the twelfth century. Today the varied and colorful designs that have developed over the centuries carry a rich aura of medieval romance that can enhance any number of artistic and design projects.
For this volume, Carol Belanger Grafton has selected 1,047 authentic heraldic designs and motifs from T
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 25th 1991 by Dover Publications
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Griffin made his own coat of arms in school this year and liked the process a lot. It was actually pretty helpful in getting him through some long church meetings. Now we want to work on a family coat of arms, and are researching various symbols in 3-4 books.

update--finally turned in the stack of heraldry books, and the practical application is underway. I find the coats of arms quite fascinating, but it is also a meaningful family discussion to choose a few words and symbols to represent who we
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There is a TON of primary source material here, but there is no attempt at either organization or explanation – page after page of shields, but no chronological or ranking order, and no explanations as to what all the different symbols mean.
Bill Tillman
A wonderful resource.
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